Shortform: (usually on Fridays)
fun and fast-paced improvised theatre, filled with scenes, songs, games, and lots of audience participation and suggestions.


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Longform: (usually on Saturdays)
full-length, narrative, genre-driven, completely improvised stories based on audience suggestions.


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Teen Classes

Our teen classes provide individual attention from experienced coaches who have worked with youth and teen improvisers for many years. Students explore the concepts and skills of improv through games and exercises, and most classes culminate in a showcase performance for family and friends.

Upcoming Classes:

In-Person: Beginning Teen Improv (Grades 9th-12th) with Will Gutzman

Grades 9th-12th Mondays October 3 - November 28 Bayfront Theater, San Francisco   Class Time/Dates: 4:30pm-6:00pm//October 3, 10, 17, 24, November 7, 14, 21, and December 5 NOTE: No class 10/31 or 11/28! Class size: 16 students maximum Class length: 1.5 hours per day (12 hours total instruction) Tuition: $229 Interested in the class but can't attend at the time it's listed? Let us know when you could attend-- if we have enough students, we can make a new class on a different day or time!
It’s never too early to start improvising, and now you can start that journey here at BATS!
Beginning Youth Improv is a fun and engaging introduction to improvisation.  This class focuses on the foundations of improv like: •listening •collaboration •teamwork •imagination …which all happen to be GREAT life skills, too!
Through games and exercises, students will practice individual skills, create stories, and learn to be part of an ensemble, all in a low-pressure environment with an emphasis on FUN!
The class will culminate in a showcase performance for family and friends.